Flying High

A strange theme for this week: Human flight.

A little girl in Taiwan unexpectedly took flight at the whim of a runaway kite at the Hsinchu International Kite Festival, the same week magic worker David Blaine successfully flew over the Arizona desert, lifted by 50 (very large) helium balloons. (The latter, in which Blaine's 12-year-old daughter features prominently, is worth watching with the fam.)

Also uplifting, though in a more serious way, a father-daughter duo created a tear-jerking Black Lives Matter PSA for the Deaf community, called Unspeakable. While the world -- and particularly its children -- continue to mourn black culture icon Chadwick Boseman.

Meanwhile, in COVID news, both The Rock (a/k/a Dwayne Johnson) and Robert Pattinson (just days into filming the newest iteration of Batman) have both announced that they've tested positive for the virus. No word yet on whether either have experienced symptoms (or to what degree).

And finally, on a lighter note, actor Channing Tatum announced the release of his first children's book -- one he wrote for his daughter during quarantine -- in a most unusual (and yet predictable) way.

Read on for more fam-tastic news and nonsense. (Oh, and happy Labor Day weekend!)


Overheard on the Playground

“Please, please, please pass this bill. And now I'm going to go finish feeding my daughter."

California Assemblymember Buffy Wicks
(with her newborn, on the assembly floor)


FAM-TECH

Google Kids Space :: Google is leveling up by providing built-in profiles for kids in their devices. By launching Google Kids Space, kids will be able to easily access apps, books and videos on Lenovo tablets initially, and more devices in the future!


PARENTOPIA

Panda Parenting :: The art of being involved but not too forceful with your children has been coined as panda parenting. Understand its strengths and weaknesses, and if it's a style of parenting made for you.

Considering A Nanny Cam? :: Before you go that route, get a good insight into what to expect when you start recording.


EDUTAINMENT

Turn Your Kid Into An Angel :: Boost your kid’s creativity and have fun with these awesome DIY paper wings ideas!

Snail Mail :: Whether it’s a thank you note or a piece of art, these fun mail ideas will help your kids understand the value of communication, while dabbling in exciting mail projects.


KIDBITS

The Loss Of A Great Man :: Chadwick Boseman, known for his powerful role in Black Panther, recently passed away leaving a legacy of pride and inspiration. Learn more about what made this man uniquely ahead of his time.

The Scent Of Soil :: Smell the soil in your garden – what kind of scent did you pick up? Learn about soil recipes that are used to create healthy plants, and how to identify the quality of soil by its scent!

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About Liz Oertle
Denver, CO
Liz Oertle is the CEO and co-founder of Nanno. A recovering attorney and mother of two, she is passionate about helping parents connect with high quality childcare on demand.